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included energy infrastructure, levies, and inland waterways. inland waterways getting a d-minus, barely above a failing grade. how, if you know, does the u.s. infrastructure compare with that of other countries? in some surveys, very poorly, i believe. >> well, what we do know is that our infrastructure is a part of our competitiveness in the world. if we want to be competitive we need to invest. we can look at things such as china investing some 9% in their infrastructure. europe investing 5% of their gdp in infrastructure. yet you look at the united states, and we're down around 2%. and that's about half of what we invested 50 years ago. >> what about bridges? where -- how -- you know, there have been major stories having to do with the safety of our bridges, that major collapse in minneapolis a few years ago, are they getting better or not? >> yes. they're actually getting better. they improved over our 2009 report card. again, reflecting an increase investment in bridges. we're seeing that around the nation as local leaders step up and start replacing bridges that need to be replace
. i was stunned. i sat there with the energy and intensity of what this meant to so many people. the city attorney is having a press conference. come down stairs. i got caught up in that moment. i was talking about the history of the rights movement. if you like it or not, over the objections of the majority, we fight for the minorities. the rift went there. it was used effectively. >> scott: living through history. >> remarkable. we ultimately as dr. king said, we eventually get it right. in this respect, the words were wrong. they were inartful. the majority is not necessarily there. i think now a majority of americans are on same-sex marriage. >> scott: thanks so much. >> thanks for having me. >> scott: the court of public opinion is shifting in favor of marriage equality. a recent poll found that 61% of californians now support same-sex marriage. 32% oppose it. politicians now on both sides of the aisle speak out in gay marriage. i spoke with andrew pugno from washington, d.c. he is part of the legal team defending proposition 8. andy pugno, welcome. >> good evening. >> scot
be to deal with the environmental crisis that we have, to change the way we use energy. for example ,just to give one, to give us the proper mass transportation system that advanced countries in other parts of the world already have that we ought to have. millions of people could go to work producing that system and give us a way to move our goods and move our people around the society using less oil and gas with less damage of injury and death the way our car-driven system has, with less pollution of our environment. here's a way to benefit people on many scales while we put to work those who want to work with the raw materials and tools that are available. and the third thing i would do is take a page from italy, yes, italy who passed a law in 1985 called the marcora law which said the following wonderful thing. if you want employment you have a choice in italy. you don't just have to collect your weekly unemployment check the way we do here in the united states, you have an option. if you get together with ten other unemployed workers and you agree to do the following thing, the govern
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